Last post on Dec 25, 2011 at 2:37 PM
You are in the Toyota Camry
What is this discussion about?
Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Sedan
#2765 of 2813 Re: The difference [gooddeal2]
Apr 24, 2008 (9:48 am)
Wow, you trust Hyundai over Nissan?
Welllllllllllllllllllllll, I know that sounds wierd....even to me. I have had some Infinitis in the past though, and as they aged over 80,000 miles, I had problems, leaks, noises from the engine...... Now, a Hyundai may do worse, so perhaps I should take back my comment. I should say, I trust Honda more than Nissan OR Hyundai, but the Accord "Feels" smaller inside, even if it isn't...... To me, anyway.
#2766 of 2813 Re: My 2 cents [moeharri]
Apr 24, 2008 (11:27 am)
Man, that's amazing. I'll certainly be very cautious before considering a Toyota in the future.
#2767 of 2813 Re: The difference [nvbanker]
Apr 24, 2008 (11:27 am)
I test drove the Camry lots before I purchased an Accord. I think what you are feeling in the interior volume is the very bolstered seats in the Honda. IMHO, they make the interior feel smaller because they really hug you into your seat. The Camry has much less contoured seats that allow you to wiggle and move more freely. Although I like the seats in the Honda, they are small enough and bolstered enough to give the car a less luxurious and more sporty feel. I think that makes for a nice test drive. But, frankly, I'm not sure that is what the majority of owners would prefer in the long-term.
#2768 of 2813 Re: The difference [bug4]
Apr 25, 2008 (2:10 pm)
I think you nailed it!
#2769 of 2813 Safety comparisons
Apr 25, 2008 (2:38 pm)
Have you guys looked at the crash test scores of the current generation Camry and Accord? The Camry is rated 5 out of 5 for both front and rear side impact. The accord is rated 5 out of 5 for front, but only 4 out of 5 for rear side impact.
Just in terms of safety, this kind of turns me away from the Accord.
#2770 of 2813 Re: Safety comparisons [furrycute]
Apr 25, 2008 (3:25 pm)
Just keep in mind that the stars don't indicate something like:
5-stars - ultimate safety
1 star - certain death
It's not quite like that.
The spread between a 4-star car and a 5-star car isn't going to be terribly drastic, is all I'm saying. If you are hit in a different spot or angle, one the Accord might would come out on top. When the discrepancy is so small as to say the difference is 5/5 and 5/4, I wouldn't let it sway me. I drive an old 4 star frontal car, and have been into a guardrail at decent speeds thanks to a truck which ran me off into it while on a bridge ( a nightmare scenario to me! ). I walked away unhurt, and had the car fixed.
#2771 of 2813 Re: Safety comparisons [thegraduate]
Apr 27, 2008 (2:56 pm)
Agreed. Every accident has an infinite potential for variables - and you can walk away from any of them, or die in a freak case of very bad luck, in a Volvo. All of todays cars, the very worst rated among them, are infinitely safer than cars even 10 years old today. IMO, either car is quite safe for a car - and good driving is your best crash rating option anyway.
#2772 of 2813 08 Accord vs 09 Camry vs waiting for 09 accord
Jul 14, 2008 (1:03 pm)
We need to buy a car within the next 6-8 weeks and very unsure what car to buy. 4 cyl vs 6. My car is the Lexus rx350 which we love and keeping.
Need help with pro and cons of 2008 Accords vs waiting a month for 09 Honda vs the camry 09. Also pricing, Many thanks
#2773 of 2813 Re: 08 Accord vs 09 Camry vs waiting for 09 accord [jezz]
Jul 14, 2008 (2:16 pm)
Much of my recommendation just comes from what I have read on this board.
As far as mpg, get a 2007 Accord. They get 4 mpg better than the 2008 Accord.
As far as v6 or i4- both cars are great. Some have complained about the cylinder management on the the v6. Also many have complained about the lights dimming when the alternator starts on the i4.
The leather seats on the v6 and i4 are very uncomfortable in the Accord. The lumber support is too hard.
The deals will be on the 2008's on either the Camry or the Accord.
Sorry, I cannot help on the pricing.
Just make sure you test drive in the daytime and at night. Go on the highway for an extended drive so you can feel the cylinder management on the v6.
#2774 of 2813 Re: 08 Accord vs 09 Camry vs waiting for 09 accord [jezz]
Jul 15, 2008 (10:34 am)
First of all, simply drive them. The 09 Accord will be very similar to the 08, if not identical to it.
I'd suggest driving a 4-cylinder Accord and Camry. If the power is plenty for you, then you have narrowed your decision down to two basic cars. The 4-cylinder Accord EX will be quicker than a 4-cylinder Camry, but the Camry will likely drive more like your Lexus, while the Accord is much sportier and fun to drive.
I wouldn't write-off ANYTHING based on what me or anyone else says before driving the cars you are interested in and forming your own opinion. My definition of sporty may equal uncomfortable for one person, and too boring/not sporty enough to another person.
Best of luck in the hunt, and keep us posted.